New York, NY (Top40 Charts / Modern Rocks Gallery)
The online auction will feature three 16"X20" photographs of Houston-native Beyoncé from the 2003 cover shoot of her debut solo album, Dangerously in Love, signed by .
Fujifilm supports the auction with printing and mounting, while Broncolor will donate shipping of the photographs to auction winners. All money raised from the auctions will go to the Red Cross Houston
and Gulf Coast relief efforts.
The auction is online at https://www.modernrocksgallery.com/hurricane-relief and begins at 2 pm CST, Wed., Aug. 30 and closes at 2 pm CST, Sat., Sept. 9, 2017.
"I met Beyonce
first in 2000 as a member of Destiny's Child
during a photo shoot for Vibe and later was hired to shoot the cover of Beyoncé's debut solo album, Dangerously in Love. The images in our Hurricane Harvey
relief auction were shot at my Soho studio," said Klinko. "And, I remember this shoot as one of my favorite experiences. Beyoncé later shared that these photographs were her all-time favorites."
"It's a privilege to have the opportunity to support Hurricane Harvey
relief efforts. The catastrophic impact on Houston
and the Texas
Gulf Coast will require months and years of recovery, relief and rebuilding. It's one way I can help raise funds and awareness for the people of Houston
and the Texas
Gulf Coast," added Klinko.
"We're grateful for Markus' tremendous generosity in this effort," Steven Walker, owner of Modern
Rocks Gallery said. "Our heart aches for the people of Houston
and the Gulf Coast, and we wanted to find a way to raise awareness and critical funds for the recovery and relief efforts there. Being able to feature these iconic images of Houston-born Beyoncé in this auction make the effort even more special."